Professor Iain Stewart examines the powerful geological forces that
unleashed the devastating Japanese earthquake, and explores how the
release of this power of the planet brought Japan to the brink of a
He follows moment by moment how the earthquake
was generated under the Pacific Ocean, travelled to the Japanese
mainland, and the rare conditions that unleashed a tsunami.
also reveals the latest science behind earthquakes - from why we can't
predict them, to what causes some of them to reach such power.
shows why our civilisation has developed such a dangerous relationship
with earthquakes, and why millions of us continue to live in earthquake
zones across the world.